Auction 140, Lot 556

"Strasbourg, Ville Ancienne Celebre et Tres Fortisiee… / Strasburg, eine Uhralte Sehr Beruhmte u. nun auch Ungemein Fortisierte Statt…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Strasbourg, France

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm

Superb bird's-eye plan of the fortifications for Strasbourg and the surrounding countryside. Below the map is a panoramic view of the great city with numerous buildings marked. The view is set in an elaborate border flanked by opposing allegorical vignettes of Bellona (Peace) on the left and Mercury and Ares, god of War, on the right.

References:

Condition: B+

Old color with a slightly uneven impression. There are a few spots, a printer's crease in bottom right corner, light soiling, and an extraneous horizontal crease.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $500

Closed on 5/23/2012

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